National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
Professional valueWhether you serve victims of crime and crisis or manage people that do, you will find the 40th NOVA Conference an exceptional value. As the longest standing annual training conference of this type, the NOVA Conference is rooted in a tradition of excellence and built upon a commitment to innovation. And with four days of training, the NOVA Conference can provide one full year’s Continuing Education Units for programs like NACP.Professional skillsChoose from over 100 workshops and plenary sessions for new, intermediate, and advanced victim advocates. Educational topics include: counseling & advocacy; restorative justice; program management; identity theft/cyber crimes; spiritual and mental health services; homicide issues; domestic violence and sexual assault; special concerns for children, elderly, and victims with disabilities; public policy; law enforcement and prosecution models; Native American Justice; self care and burnout; interdisciplinary services and collaboration; and much more.
SisterSong and the Free Marissa Now Campaign have partnered to organize the "Standing Our Ground: Raising Our Voices against Reproductive Oppression and Violence against Women" weekend in Jacksonville, FL this July 25-28.SCHEDULE Friday, July 25th - 9:30am- 4:30pmRJ 101 Training - Open to the community of Jacksonville and for activists who haven't had the chance to experience SisterSong's premier training! 5:30pm-7:00pm - Meet & Greet at the Host Hotel (Crowne Plaza) Saturday, July 26th - 9:00am- 6:00pmRJ Institute at Host Hotel Panel Discussion Topics include:• RJ & the Criminal Justice System• RJ & the Child Welfare System• RJ & Violence Against Women• So You Want to Talk About "Modern Day Slavery"?• Doing Collectively What We Can't Do Individually!• Southern Call to Action!Sunday, July 27th - Free AfternoonTake time to explore the city and rich history of Jacksonville 7:00pm - Free Marissa Now Benefit Concert Monday, July 28th - Direct Action - 8:00am Meet at Host Hotel to March to Duval County CourthouseFor questions regarding the weekend, contact us at 404-756-2680 or email.
APHA's Annual Meeting & Exposition is a home for public health professionals to convene, learn, network and engage. We invite you to join more than 12,000 of your peers to share information, promote best practices, advocate for public health issues and enhance your career. Come experience APHA.
Welcome to the 5th year of the only Sexual Freedom Summit – the event where all of the personal and political elements of the sexual freedom movement come together. And this year, 2014, brings you even more of the fabulous discussions, trainings, networking events, and extended Institutes than ever before.Attend from Thursday, August 14, 2014 for four fabulous days, thru Sunday, August 17, 2014, to share information, experiences, and strategies to use in the fight for human rights and sexual freedom.They'll talk about the denial of our identities, relationships and families, the undermining of our health care, and reduction of our access to sexuality education, as well as the criminalization of our sexual expression and pleasure.But they'll also be talking about how to create the change they want to see in these and other areas.Many ideas, CEs, CLEs, tons of topics, one goal: to affirm sexual freedom as a fundamental human right.
The National Center for Victims of Crime, with funding from the Office on Violence Against Women, announces a new webinar in a series addressing untested sexual assault kits: Into the Lab: Mandatory Testing of Sexual Assault Kits. Illinois (in 2009) and Texas (in 2011) enacted state laws mandating the testing of sexual assault kits (SAKs). Both laws required audits of the untested sexual assault kits that had languished for years in evidence storage rooms as well as timely testing of all sexual assault kits moving forward. This webinar, presented by Cara Smith and Torie Camp, will describe how the Illinois and Texas laws came about, key aspects of both states' laws, results of the statewide audits, and impact of the laws on the criminal justice system and victims of sexual assault. Speakers will discuss barriers to passage of these laws, challenges to implementation, and wish lists for improvement.If you have any questions about this Webinar, please email Ilse Knecht or Torie Camp, or by phone at 512-940-6932.
On April 30, join JDI for a webinar for advocates who want to provide services for survivors in prisons, jails, and youth facilities.This webinar will educate rape crisis advocates and other community-based service providers on the criminal justice system and the culture of corrections. Presenters will give an overview of different types of confinement facilities and how the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards apply to each type.Drawing on their extensive experience working with corrections officials, JDI staff will discuss different approaches in the adult and youth systems, goals of corrections officials regarding maintaining safety and security, and common misunderstandings between corrections officials and advocates.This webinar will help advocates find common ground with corrections officials working in their communities, ensuring incarcerated survivors can get the help they need.
SAVE THE DATE! Cultivating Possibilities in Rural Sexual Assault Services July 15-17, 2014 in St. Louis, MO Join RSP for a FREE conference for OVW Rural Grantees! The Resource Sharing Project is pleased to provide this new 2.5 day training exclusively to OVW Rural Grantees that are dual/multi-service advocacy agencies or rural state sexual assault coalitions. This meeting will open the door to innovative possibilities in our rural work with sexual assault survivors. Workshops on:• Financial Management• Holistic Healing Methods• Working with Immigrant & Refugee Populations • Working with Native American Survivors • Trauma-Informed Care• Expanding Community Partnerships• Serving Incarcerated Survivors & more! Registration opens April 14 There are only 100 seats available for this conference. Each Rural Grant(lead grantee and sub-grantees combined) may send four attendees. Pleasecontact Kris Bein with any questions at 515-244-7424, or Valerie Davis at 515-974-5610.
National Association of Social Workers- PA Chapter
NASW-PA In collaboration with Elizabethtown College Social Work Department presents
Sexual Violence: The Role of Self-Esteem and Its Origins by Kayla Myers, BSW intern & Jeanne Elberfeld, MD, LSW Many victims of intimate partner violence experience a cycle of abuse which affects their level of self-esteem throughout life. We will explore links that have been made between childhood experiences, self esteem, and the prevalence of abuse, as well as, how culture fits into the equation.
Registration - 5 pm Program- 5:30 - 7:30 pm 2 CEs Location: Elizabethtown College, Hoover Building Room 212 Parking - May park in lot next to building, street parking also available.
Cost: Students - FREE - pre-registration required Members - $15 Non Members - $25
Strengthening Military-Civilian Community Partnerships To Respond to Sexual Assault is an interactive training that helps participants establish partnerships with local military installations in order to effectively respond to the needs of sexual assault victims in the military. Throughout this training, participants will build systems knowledge about military systems, protocols, and culture to improve service provision to military sexual assault victims and to develop an appreciation of the perspectives of their future collaborative partners. Training participants will gain information and skills related to:• On-installation resources, including the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC), the military's single point of contact for matters related to sexual assault prevention and response and the military victim advocate.• Building successful collaborations, including the importance of writing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between their community-based program and local military installations to define roles, formalize agreements, and guarantee the longevity and continuity of such agreements.With the knowledge gained through this training process, in combination with their existing expertise in responding to sexual assault, participants will be able to serve as knowledgeable resources to military installations throughout the United States.WCSAP has funding available for participants from Member Programs to attend this training. For any questions or more information you can email Leah Holland or call (360) 754-7583.
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